Meet Michael V. Pollock!
Michael V. Pollock is an international educator, author, presenter, consultant, coach and TCK care advocate. His passion for cross cultural care and mentoring, fueled by his father Dr. David Pollock’s example, his own TCK childhood in the US and Kenya, and 9 years as a trainer, presenter, administrator with LDi (Leadership Development International) in China and father of TCKs — led him to found Daraja in 2012. With a Masters in Education and certifications in experiential education and coaching, Michael enjoys developing curriculum, training practitioners, coaching, and running retreats and seminars focused on globally mobile families and TCKs.
Most recently, Michael co-labored with Ruth Van Reken to revise and update the seminal book, Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds – released in September of 2017. Through this portal Michael hopes to advocate for and promote the care of TCKs and the cultivation of a thriving life for cross cultural people.
Listen in for the interview with Michael and learn about the connection we both have to East Africa and missions, Michael’s high level of mobility in his own life and why he feels at home in airports.
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Author: Naomi Hattaway
Naomi Hattaway is the founder of I Am A Triangle, an online community of members from around the globe who have one thing in common – they’ve lived around the world, away from their passport countries. Offering in-person gatherings in over 80 cities around the globe, I Am A Triangle also exists to be a one-stop-shop for resources whether you are just pondering a move abroad, currently are living the adventure, or are repatriating back “home.” She also owns 8th & Home Real Estate and Relocation, a referral network matching families on the move with real estate professionals who chase communities and not commissions. After living in several locations in the United States, her family (three kids, now ages 21, 13 and 10) moved overseas to Delhi, India where she learned to thrive in the midst of chaos.
Following a one-year stint in Singapore, they are now back in the United States, and she has traipsed her way from Florida to Virginia and is now – for the time being – in Ohio. Naomi is passionate about community building and empowering others to thrive, not just survive, in the places they call home.